Tuesday, 20 April 2010

in the sweet by and by

My mother's memorial service was last weekend, and while I wasn't able to be there, I spent quite a bit of the weekend remembering, hauling out old photos and cards and trinkets, thinking.

It sounds sad, doesn't it? But it really wasn't.

Above all, I was loved.

 Above all, I am still loved. Your love goes with me. Always.

Miss you, Mamacita.


photo credit Edw.J. Van Dyne, 1971

16 comments:

Sweet Coalminer said...

That's a gorgeous picture.

patty said...

my sympathy and prayers for you loss

Dawn said...

*sigh* hugs

Badger said...

Aw, what a lovely photo. Godspeed to your mom and hugs to you.

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Mary G said...

Hard days. But being loved is the whole point. That and loving in return.
What a beautiful photo.

Bon said...

that picture of the two of you is so tender: the love is palpable.

am glad you still feel it.

am so sorry, nonetheless, that your mamacita is gone. thank you for sharing her with us here. much love.

MsCellania said...

Aw, Jess; Having just lost my daddy I know your emotional rollercoaster. My good memories are what has carried me this year.
And she lives on in you, your children and your future grandchildren.

alison said...

It's a lovely photo. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Magpie said...

Sweet.

Emma said...

Lovely picture, lovely sentiment.

mamatulip said...

Love to you, my friend.

Jen on the Edge said...

I'm sorry you weren't able to make it, but I'm glad you had a memorial service of your own.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Sorry for your loss. Clearly your Mom did a great job with you. And you are now passing that love on to your kids. God bless

laboriousliving said...

lovely photo

blackbird said...

I send you my thoughts...